Riverside Park

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Chinese Tablet

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  • Location: Riverside Drive, north of Grant's Tomb
  • Description: Tablet on plinth
  • Materials: Bronze, Westerly granite (polished)
  • Dimensions: H: 2'2" W: 2'5"
  • Dedicated: May 1897
  • Donor: Gift of Li Hung-Chang
  • Inscription: THIS TREE IS PLANTED / AT THE SIDE OF THE TOMB OF / GENERAL U.S. GRANT, / EX-PRESIDENT OF THE / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, / FOR THE PURPOSE / OF COMMEMORATING HIS / GREATNESS BY / LI HUNG-CHANG, / GUARDIAN OF THE PRINCE, / GRAND SECRETARY OF STATE / EARL OF THE FIRST ORDER, / YANG YU / ENVOY EXTRAORDINARY / AND MINISTER / PLENIPOTENTIARY OF CHINA, / VICE PRESIDENT / OF THE BOARD OF CENSORS' / KWANG HSU 23RD YEAR, / 4TH MOON, MAY 1897. /

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Directions to Riverside Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Skate ParksRiverside Skate Park

Riverside Skate Park is closed to reconstruct the existing skate park with new skate elements, fencing, benches, picnic tables, and landscaping. Please visit the Capital Project Tracker page for updates on the project.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

MarinasWest 79th Street Boat Basin

There are service changes at this facility. Transient and seasonal moorings will not be available for the 2020 season

MarinasWest 79th Street Boat Basin

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are service changes at this marina. Marinas, boatyards, and boat launches are open for personal use of vessels only. Group activities, social gatherings, vessel charters, and rentals are prohibited. Vessel servicing, fueling, and pumpout stations are open. Please maintain strict social distancing of at least six feet and clean and sanitize your vessels after each use. Also, transient and seasonal moorings will not be available for the 2020 season.

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